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With How Sad Steps, O Moon, Thou Climb'st The Sky

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With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb'st the sky,
"How silently, and with how wan a face!"
Where art thou? Thou so often seen on high
Running among the clouds a Wood-nymph's race!
Unhappy Nuns, whose common breath's a sigh
Which they would stifle, move at such a pace!
The northern Wind, to call thee to the chase,
Must blow to-night his bugle horn. Had I
The power of Merlin, Goddess! this should be:
And all the stars, fast as the clouds were riven,

Should sally forth, to keep thee company,
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Sarah Lawson 16 July 2019

Wordsworth? ! This isn't by Wordsworth, but Sir Philip Sidney!

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